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Molo Umberto I, n.9, Portofino, Italy
0185/269020
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  • 3
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  • 6
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Location in Portofino

In terms of location, nothing can beat Pitosforo. The view of the bay is breathtaking: tables are on a beautiful large terrace at the end of the Port where you can enjoy the view of the entire village. Just unique. Service is fantastic, very very kind team. Food is good, try for sure scampi alla... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Alessandra M
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Lausanne, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

The food isn't above average but price is very high. A coca-cola can costing 8 euros is really out of reality. Also they charge 5 euros for coperto and more 15% for services. Not recommended at all

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Milano, Lombardia, Italy
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I went there with my fiancee and my son. We had 2 pizzas, one shrimp antipasti, 2 glasses of wine and 2 coffes. Food was really low quality. The same was the wine. Staff was rude. The location is nice but the place looks very old and definetely need refurnishbment. The bill was 140 just ridicolous for the quality of... More 

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60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

In terms of location, nothing can beat Pitosforo. The view of the bay is breathtaking: tables are on a beautiful large terrace at the end of the Port where you can enjoy the view of the entire village. Just unique. Service is fantastic, very very kind team. Food is good, try for sure scampi alla Portofino. Recommended for special events... More 

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Costigliole d'Asti, Piemonte, Italy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

No doubt that this place had the best location in the harbour. Probably just as well because the food is nothing special (although the the prices are!). We had a starter to share, main course,one desert, coffee and a bottle of local wine. 200 euros for two. And I hate when they add "copperto" to the bill. In this case... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The restaurant is not easy to discover from outside however it has an excellent scenic view of Portofino bay and the town. The atmosphere is excellent; I was amazed by the music trio .(violin, harp, tambourine players) and their music. The food is fantastic with different ligurian specialties; of course it is full of fish and pine nuts.

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The view is the only thing you get from Pitosforo. Food is less than average in the area and price is twice as high. Service is VERY BAD. It looks as some unprofessional young people have rented this spot for the high season and are trying to make business by pretending to be a restaurant. Very far from what they... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The place has the best vieuw on the superyachts in the harbour, but don't go here if you like Italian food, it is expensive from 20 Euro and up for a pasta, drinks 15 and up !! The food is really bad we can not recommend it ! try the nice place which overloojs the harbour with a white terrace,... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I had the chance to visit last weekend and i normally dont wrire on these site, but it would be a shame not to recomend a visit. First of of Lido island for me is the only choice of accomondation while visiting Venice and on top of that to find this little gem at prime location, well i can only... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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60 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

So the view is outstanding...I'll go even further and say it's the best view in Portofino! But the food??? It comes from their other restaurant downstairs called DelFino! Check out Delfinos review...the food is really not good...So you are paying 200 euros for bad food and a great view...being in Portofino the view is pretty good from downstairs at some... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

With no competition, this is the best restaurant in Portofino, we went on August 2012 on a vacation to the french and italian riviera. Portofino is wondeful, and so romantic, this restaurant has so much the spirit of portofino, amazing views, excellent food! i will never forget the taste of the risotto... we paid around 110 euro per person (... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Molo Umberto I, n.9, Portofino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Portofino
  • Phone Number: 0185/269020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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